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  • 1. 

    A list of references is the same as a bibligraphy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    They are very similar, but it's not quite true. A bibliography is a list of everything that you've read while you've researched something, but references are just the items that you've referred to in the text of your report, essay or dissertation. You can have both, with references listing things you quote from or use in your work, and a bibliography listing other things you've read, but you've not used them in the main text of your document.

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  • 2. 

    What is this a reference for?    HADFIELD, R.B., NICHOLS, E.L, ERNEST, L., 1999.  Introduction to Supply Chain Management.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

    • A.

      Journal Article

    • B.

      Book

    • C.

      Webpage

    • D.

      Newspaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Book
    Explanation
    A reference for a whole book always includes author, date of publication, title, place of publication and publisher. You should also include edition before place of publication if it's a 2nd edition or later.

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  • 3. 

    Using  Harvard Referencing you should list your references in the order they appear in your assignment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Your reference list should be listed by author last name , or corporate name in alphabetical order.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following are examples of plagiarism? (Check all that apply)

    • A.

      Paraphrasing someone else's ideas giving credit to the author and a reference to where you found the information.

    • B.

      Finding your answer or part of your answer on an internet site and pasting it into your text.

    • C.

      Stating a generally accepted fact, e.g. the earth is round, without giving proof of where you found this information.

    • D.

      Handing in an assignment you have not personally written with your name as author

    • E.

      Copying a graph, diagram or image into an assignment without providing a reference.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Finding your answer or part of your answer on an internet site and pasting it into your text.
    D. Handing in an assignment you have not personally written with your name as author
    E. Copying a graph, diagram or image into an assignment without providing a reference.
    Explanation
    If you have acknowledged your source and credited the author, you have not plagiarised.
    Generally accepted facts or common knowledge do not have to be referenced.
    All the other examples would count as plagiarism.

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  • 5. 

    In Harvard referencing it is not acceptable to list an internet address (URL) on its own as a reference to an online resource.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    URLs on their own are not acceptable references. Links can become broken, and are not meaningful in a list for the reviewer or marker.

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  • 6. 

    The conclusion paragraph talks about what you will be discussing in your essay.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The conclusion paragraph does not talk about what you will be discussing in your essay. It is the final paragraph that summarizes the main points and restates the thesis statement. The conclusion should provide closure to the essay and leave a lasting impression on the reader.

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  • 7. 

    What should the first paragraph of your essay be?

    • A.

      Conclusion

    • B.

      Opinion

    • C.

      Information

    • D.

      Introduction

    Correct Answer
    D. Introduction
    Explanation
    The first paragraph of an essay should be an introduction. This is because the introduction sets the tone for the entire essay and provides background information on the topic. It also grabs the reader's attention and states the main thesis or argument of the essay. By starting with an introduction, the writer can effectively engage the reader and provide a clear roadmap for the rest of the essay.

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  • 8. 

    A clear assertive sentence that your essay is written around is called...

    • A.

      Global Statement

    • B.

      Concluding Statement

    • C.

      Thesis

    • D.

      Topic Sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Thesis
    Explanation
    A thesis is a clear assertive sentence that an essay is written around. It serves as the main argument or central idea of the essay, providing a clear direction for the entire piece of writing. It presents the writer's stance or opinion on a particular topic and is typically found at the end of the introduction paragraph. The thesis statement guides the reader and helps them understand the purpose and focus of the essay.

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  • 9. 

    What's missing from this reference?    FLYNN, J.L., 2009.  Research Methods for the Fashion Industry.  Fairchild Publications.

    • A.

      Title

    • B.

      Publisher

    • C.

      Place of publication

    • D.

      Year of publication

    Correct Answer
    C. Place of publication
    Explanation
    Book references should always give the place of publication and publisher name. This should be New York: Fairchild Publications.

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